Pending Further Review

Yesterday was a perfect storm of suck: it involved a doctor’s appointment, an argument about my Covid vaccine card, having to pick up a prescription at my Costco, needing to get a jump because of a dead battery, and a very frustrated Prime who didn’t want to deal with any of it.

It could only go up from there, right? Today would be a much better day, right?

Wrong. Holy shit, WRONG.

This morning, Prime hopped on his phone and discovered that my Facebook account has been suspended. I can’t use Messenger. I can’t post anything. My page is absolutely blank. In other words, my page is gone.

What triggered this? A post from November that we can’t even see. So trying to find it to delete it is damn near impossible.

Nevermind that I keep reporting things that absolutely break Community Standards, that are hate speech, and that are violent. Nope, all those racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti-vax, QAnon, flat Earth, conspiracy theory bullshit posts remain. It’s perfectly okay to threaten someone with violence. Or wish death on their children. You can dox someone and nothing happens. But calling them an ignorant potato? Well, that’s a bridge too far. 🙄

Prime’s already started an appeal. It’s taking a while so that means it might be seen by human eyes but who knows? Zuc the Fuc seems to love his badly programmed algorithms, so for all I know, my account might be in the not-so-capable hands of a bot who has no understanding of satire, humor, or nuance. So there’s a damn good chance I might be locked out forever.

Before you ask: I have no plans on making another account. Facebook is a fucking toxic waste dump and I don’t want to get re-involved in that toxicity again. So I either get my account back or I walk away from Facebook forever.

Am I upset about this? Not really. As I mentioned, Facebook is fucking toxic. What has me upset is I can’t let my friends know what happened or where they can contact me. To be honest, the only thing I plan on doing if I get access to my account is to make a post letting my friends know about my blog. That will probably be my absolute last post on Facebook. I have zero use for it.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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